Why civic-minded Louisvillians invest in Leadership Louisville Center programs and Leadership Training workshops


Marta Miranda“As a newcomer to the city, Focus Louisville gave me an edge. I was able to learn more about Louisville and make new connections that have yielded interest in our mission and sparked potential collaborations.”

– Marta Miranda (EL ’18, FL ’11, LL ’13), former President/CEO – The Center for Women and Families

Molly YoungFocus Louisville exceeded my expectations in every way. Being born and raised in Louisville, I didn’t think it was possible to love this city more than I already did. But I do and I thank Leadership Louisville for the great experience.”

– Molly Young (FL ’15), Kentucky branch director, Arthritis Foundation

Glenn Kosse“The Corporate Athlete workshop was a fantastic 2 days. I will recommend to others and I look forward to more!” (Executive Green Room)

– Glenn Kosse (BF ’12, LL ’08, BF ’12), VP Development & Alumni, Bellarmine University

Alford Beck“I would, and have, recommended the Ignite Louisville program to friends and family. It was worth every bit of the personal sacrifice of time and finances. It has made me a better man, associate for my company, and leader in my community.”

-Alford Beck (IL ’14), business consultant, Humana, Inc.

Heather BensonIgnite Louisville forced me out of my comfort zone and matched me with an incredible team where I worked with people from all backgrounds and industries. In just a few short months, I took away unforgettable leadership lessons and my team was able to make significant and lasting impact on a local nonprofit.”

-Heather Benson, (IL ‘13, FL ’05), director of development, Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Teresa Roberts“The Corporate Athlete course was truly amazing. I will be able to immediately apply concepts to both my work and personal life.” ((Executive Green Room)

-Teresa Roberts, vice president of human resources, Volunteers of America, Mid States

Susan Duncan“As a native Louisvillian who is very involved in the community, I could not believe how many new connections I made in the Leadership Louisville program. I now have the ability to collaborate with many different fields and professions, which I know will help me professionally and personally. I’m a better citizen now that I have a broader understanding of the city’s challenges and opportunities, and I’m equipped to take responsibility for making the city thrive.”

-Susan Duncan (LL ’15), dean, Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville

Jeff UligianCorporate Athlete was a very good course. Excellent attendees which added a lot of value beyond course content. I like the mix of personal/professional leadership development.” (Executive Green Room)

– Jeff Uligian, site director, Genentech

Brian Phillips“I don’t think it was one particular thing, but rather, a series of positive events that culminated into a very rewarding experience. The format of the Bingham Fellows was the right formula for me, in that it provided just enough structure and the freedom to help shape the future of positive change in our community.”

-Brian Phillips (BF ’14), director of brand, advertising, customer and digital communications, LG&E and KU Energy

Harvetta Ray“Participating in the 2014 Bingham Fellows class has definitely prepared me to answer the call for new leadership, not only through the education provided but also through the connections made as a result of being exposed to such a diverse group of people, organizations, resources and communities. I am now very active in the community and have joined a couple of boards.”

-Harvetta Ray (BF ’14), campus coordinator, Family Scholar House

Tom Monahan“When I retired from Business First, I was looking for opportunities to give back without making a huge commitment of time. Leadership Louisville Center’s new Encore Louisville program fit the bill perfectly. It’s been great fun helping non-profits come up with solutions to some of their challenges. And I’ve been able to do it in a manageable amount of time with fellow retirees who I enjoy being with.”

-Tom Monahan (EL ’15, LL ’92), retired president and publisher, Business First Louisville